Green Kids

Earth Hour : My Child's Hour

Earth Hour for kids, with kids and by kids.

My daughter is 6 years old and in the last 3 years, she's been with us, as we participated in some of the organized Earth Hour activities. She's very much "Earth Hour-aware". When we get home at night and she sees that most of the lights are off, with just the TV lights hinting that somebody's home, she'd remark, "O si Lola naka-Earth Hour." She has associated energy conservation acts with Earth Hour. And yes, she's knows the significance of Earth Hour and the ideals behind it. It's no surprise as her dad and mom espouse living the green life.

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Facebook Pinoy Green Game App

As Facebook has become the most popular online destination for most of us, there's no better venue to teach earth-friendly habits.

I just read in today's Philstar Science and Technology section that a one of the Philippines' leading companies is launching the Alter Space Game as a game app in Facebook. This means "teach" here gets a less academic approach as learning is done through fun games. I'm excited to try the games out. It says in the article that the games tackle lessons in reducing one's carbon footprint, using cleaner and renewable source of energy, and similar eco-friendly topics.

Watch out for its launch. Its fan page is www.facebook.com/AlterSpaceGame. If you want to read more about it, do visit the Philippine Star website: New Filipino Made Facebook Game ...


Super Green Hero

"GO PLANET!," and out comes the hero, Captain Planet, to save the day...and yes, the planet.

I was 20 already then when the cartoon series came out; and thus, did not appreciate it as much as I did my childhood superheroes (Superman, Spiderman, Batman, etc.). 20 years after, though, in our age, when harm to the earth is more apparent in climate change, I have become more appreciative of what power the series has.

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Homeschooling : Eco-friendly and More

At about the same time I started this blog last year, we started homeschooling our 4-year old. I, initially, would like to share how homeschooling is earth-friendly; but that, I decided, is easy enough for everyone to deduce. So, let me digress a bit from what is "green" to highlight the other good things we found in homeschooling. Truth is, it being "earth-friendly" was a minor consideration for us. Value and character formation, especially in this precarious stage, were our foremost concerns. 

I also planned to keep an online journal of our experiences; but we're kept busy enough lesson planning and teaching (among other regular tasks) that our www.homeschoolingmomanddad.com blogsite didn't make it to the world wide web. Here then are two of my supposed posts that I'd share to parents out there considering homeschooling as an option.

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Pinoy Green Kids' Earth Hour

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"Sali ako," Pinoy kids would say when they want to participate in something. We've heard it from kids in the playground; we've also heard it from kids during the days after Ondoy. They want to join in and help in packing and distributing relief goods. Many proud parents related how their children have shown signs of social and environmental concern. Proud and happy, they are, as the values of kindness and generosity are not lost in their children. They're doing something right parenting. It could be the words of wisdom they share; or it could be the examples of good deeds they do.

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The Book that the Big Flood Washed Aground

Rains have a way of bringing back memories.  Books have a way of bringing back memories of rains …and a torrent of many other things that include feelings of fear, anxiety and gloom. Books, however, also have a way of bringing back the sun and its shine up and a glorious host of other good things, like a rainbow and feelings of hope, peace and calm, and the joy, that comes with new life.

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